A vinyl floor convinces not only as a flooring, but also in the design of stairs. You can read about the advantages of a staircase with vinyl flooring, what possibilities there are and what costs can be expected in this article.

Whether new construction or renovation – the choice of suitable covering often does not only concern the floor area, but in many cases also includes the stairs.

A vinyl floor is a proven alternative to other materials when it’s covered with stairs, because it convinces in many ways.

The advantages of a vinyl floor staircase


The material properties of the vinyl floor make stairs particularly robust and resistant, even when exposed to heavy loads.

Vinyl floors are abrasion-resistant, UV-resistant and easy to clean,which is particularly important for stairs in the hallway area or in households with children and pets.

In addition, vinyl is very soft and elastic, which protects the joints when climbing stairs. Allergy sufferers also benefit from stairs made of vinyl floors, as they are antibacterial.


Vinyl flooring can be laid on any staircase, provided that the substrate is clean, flat and suitable for full-surface bonding.

The different material thicknesses of vinyl floors allow installation on stairs with different heights.

This is why a vinyl flooring is suitable both as a covering for newly built stairs made of concrete, as well as for the renovation of existing stair flooring made of wood, laminate or stone.

The only shortcoming: Vinyl floors are not weather-resistant and therefore only suitable for indoor stairs.


Vinyl floors are available in a wide variety of appearances and designs. The range of decorations ranges from light to dark,from monochrome to marbled – wood look or stone look are also available.

As a result, vinyl floors offer correspondingly creative freedom to optimally integrate the stairs into the room image.

Laying vinyl flooron on stairs: What are the possibilities It?

Laying a vinyl floor on stairs requires relatively little effort.

With the appropriate equipment and the necessary craftsmanship, vinyl floor stairs can be quickly and easily renovated or manufactured on their own.

There are basically two options:

  • The stairs to dress up with a classic vinyl floor
  • or special prefabricated stages.

Stairway with vinyl floor dressing

To give a room a harmonious overall picture, stairs can be clad with the same vinyl décor as the rest of the floor. This can consist of either vinyl on HDF carrier plates or full vinyl.

For installation on the stairs, ready-made vinyl floorboards or loose vinyl floor ingesses are tailored precisely to the dimensions of the individual steps (each viewing and treading surface).

The adapted vinyl floor elements are then connected to the stepped surfaces.

In the case of full vinyl, a full-surface bonding is absolutely necessary.

Vinyl floors on HDF carriers can also be used with double-sided adhesive tape. Self-adhesive vinyl floors can of course also be attached to the stairs.

It is only important that the vinyl floor on stairs is always permanently connected to the ground, so that nothing can slip.

This applies in particular to vinyl floors, which are generally suitable for floating installation.

The edges, where the visible and tread surfaces collide, are finally clad with (mostly self-adhesive) angle profiles.

Special cover rails provide visually beautiful transitions to other floor coverings.

What is the cost of stairs with vinyl flooring Expect?

No blanket statement can be made about the cost of a staircase with vinyl flooring.

The financial effort depends on the nature of the stairs and the substrate as well as the material or system used.

While the price of cladding stairs with a classic vinyl floor varies greatly depending on the manufacturer and design of the floor, when using a prefabricated system, it is possible to calculate a guideline value of at least 80 to 120 euros per stage.